At his press conference Friday, Obama (a former constitutional law professor) criticized the Electoral College system, describing it as a vestige of an ‘earlier version’ of how the U.S. was going to work.
Still reeling from Donald Trump’s electoral college victory over Hillary Clinton, according to The Daily Caller, Obama stated “The Electoral College is a vestige, it’s a carryover from an earlier vision of how our federal government was going to work that put a lot of premium on states,” President Obama said during an end-of-the-year press conference.”
Obama was also asked during the presser what he thought of the possibility that some electors from states that picked Trump casting their votes for Clinton?
“With respect to the electors, I’m not going to weigh in on that issue,” Obama said. “Again, it’s the American people’s job, and now the electors’ job to decide my successor. It is not my job to decide my successor.”
The Electoral College has come under heavy scrutiny and criticism by many Democrats since Clinton lost the election. Donald Trump beat Clinton by 74 electoral votes, but Clinton led the popular vote by two million more votes.
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